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Cobbler Beats The ‘Hell Out’ Of His Girlfriend After She Rejected His Proposal in Lagos

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A 41-year-old cobbler, Abiodun Akinbo, on Friday pleaded guilty before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court to beating up a girl for refusing to date him.

Consequently, the Magistrate, Mr A.O. Ogbe, remanded the accused, who resides in Mushin, Lagos, in Kirikiri Prisons, pending sentence at the next date of adjournment.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Aondohemba Koti, had earlier told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 24 on Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.

He said that the accused unlawfully assaulted Miss Marian Akinbola for refusing his proposal.

“The accused beat up the complainant for refusing to have an affair with him,” he told the court, adding that he also threatened to rape the girl.

“Akinbo told the complainant that he would organise his friends to gang-rape her, since she refused to date him.

“The complainant, for fear of the unknown, reported the case to the police and the accused was arrested, ” he said.

When his plea was taken, Akinbo, confessed to the crime, blamed the devil for his action and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 171 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes one year jail term as penalty for assault.

The magistrate has fixed Jan. 31, for sentence.

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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